Tools and resources to help with your research.

Language Technology and Resources

Japanese courses incorporate a variety of computer-driven teaching and learning strategies. Video and audio materials for first- and second-year levels are available on any computer, so that students can view and listen to authentic materials at any time in their dorm rooms or in labs.

Japanese films, scripts, and anime in advanced-language courses are also available on the Web to students enrolled in those courses. Many Japanese literature and culture offerings are web-based multimedia courses. Instructors often make use of conferencing and other electronic tools to extend learning beyond regular class hours. The Middlebury College Library contains an extensive collection of works in English on most aspects of Japan; in addition, there are 1,700 works in Japanese, with special strengths in literature and linguistics.

Japanese Newspapers

Literature in Japanese

Modern Japanese Literature: 

Premodern and early Modern Japanese Literature: 

Japanese Historical Texts:

Literature in Translation

A searchable database for literary works translated from Japanese into English, focusing on contemporary fiction.  Searches can be done by title, author, translator, and date of publication:

Japanese Online Dictionaries